What you pay may not be what you get in cloud VPS?
A similar topic has been posted on WHT, but I think it might be a good idea to ask a different question on LET since it represents more the voice of the low end providers, so here it goes:
I used to be a firm believer of what-you-pay-is-what-you-get (in the cloud VPS hosting market, since everyone's set up is pretty much the same in terms of cost), however, after reviewing some of the cloud VPS providers that I have came across in the recent days, I think I am no longer very certain about this.
For example, with the three most recent VPS reviews that I have done:
AtomicVPS one node, which costs 40 per month:
VPS.NET one node, which costs half of that:
And VMStorm VPS, which costs a little more than a third of what VPS.NET costs per month:
As you can see, the performance of VMStorm VPS is clearly better than VPS.NET one node which in turn is clearly better than AtomicVPS.
I am not trying to bash any provider here and granted the higher plans of VPS.NET and AtomicVPS might show a lot better performance (and AtomicVPS has indicated they have 100% uptime in August: https://twitter.com/atomicvps/status/241985680731959296).
So here is the question (which is different from what I asked on WHT):
Without divulging your business secrets, what do you think are the differences between you, as a low end VPS provider and the providers who charge many times more than you do and do you think why would people still willing to pay many times more to get a VPS from the high end providers when they could get comparable, if not better performance from one of the LEB providers?